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Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    At least your blood hasn't all escaped...
     
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    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    To be fair, it looks like you've put four hours' work into it!
     
  3. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus On the jazz.

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  4. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    There were warnings :worried:
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    If this is ruining your life, what have you been doing with spuds?
     
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  6. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I'm okay because I don't use potatoes...
     
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  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's not ruining my life, but it really really could have....

    Still doing stuff to the new house prior to moving in - there's a lot more to do than we'd hoped, to the tune of tens of thousands of pounds - and the plumber/gas fitter's finishing up.

    There's a flueless gas fire fitted - to the chimney breast, oddly - in the living room. Modern-looking thing, but ill-treated (like everything else in the house) - covered in a layer of muck on top, the click-clack that holds the control panel cover shut is busted, and the bottom rear panel's been kicked-in. Had the plumber do a safety check, because obviously.

    It's pumping out VAST AMOUNTS OF CARBON MONOXIDE. Deadly amounts. Like, he's not really sure how the previous owners survived - other than the fact it's a completely open-plan layout downstairs and there's a big-ass hole in the front wall masquerading as a "vent."

    No, the previous owners did not have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted. (Nor any working smoke alarms, for that matter - one of the ones I took off the ceiling was "REPLACE BY 2011"...) Could explain a lot about some of the bizarre DIY around the place, that.

    Check your gas equipment regularly, people - or, if you can't afford a proper safety test, at least spend the £20 or so on a reputable carbon monoxide alarm!
     
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  8. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    When our boiler started acting out I moved the monoxide detector right next to it for early warning.
     
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  9. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    When we moved into our current house, it didn't have smoke detectors :sigh:
     
  10. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    I for one, am so very glad that I frequent a forum that is also frequented by a highly regarded tech author. Until now, I never knew the term click-clack ! :)
     
  11. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Minimodder

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    Click clack was on a safety advert for seatbelts for awhile. Hadn’t heard the term prior to that.
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That was "clunk-click, every trip," as far as I recall. The campaign was introduced alongside the laws mandating seatbelt use.
     
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    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Shame about the celebrity originally used to front that campaign.
     
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  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Aww, jeeze, I'd forgotten it was 'im. I was thinking Prowse, but that was the Green Cross Man campaign.
     
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    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I had Stardust down in my head as a nonce but searching Google there is nothing saying he was? Perhaps he's too easily conflated with Glitter?
     
  16. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    Don't Diss Alvin you heathen !!!!
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    I'm sure click-clack machines were those ancient things you used to use to get an imprint of a card for sales.
     
  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Zip-zaps! Had to use one of those in Morrisons a few years back, 'cos the network was down and none of the checkouts could take cards...
     
  19. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    What's ruining your life right now?

    A long story I won't elaborate on further here but can be summed up thusly - I hate being right.

    FML
     
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    mi1ez Minimodder

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    Totally ruined this classic tune for me. Although I guess in the grand scheme of things, that's nothing.
     

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